February 8 Birthdays in History - February 8 Deaths - February 8 Events
1981 Tommy Michaels, born in Staten Island, New York, actor, Timmy Hutton-All My Children
1979 Tara Tucker, Miss Alabama Teen USA 1997
1978 Christa Williams, born in Houston, Texas, softball pitcher, 1996 Olympics gold
1976 Holly Manthei, born in Edina, Minnesota, soccer midfielder/forward 1996 Olympics
1976 Jim Parque, born in Norwalk, California, baseball pitcher 1996 Olympics bronze
1975 Damon Denson, guard for the New England Patriots
1975 Joshua Morrow. Juneau, born in Alaska, actor, Nicholas Newman-Young and Restless
1974 Seth Green, American Actor
1973 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player, NEC
1973 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
1973 Eric Kresser, quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
1973 Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward 1996 Olympics bronze
1973 Tom King, Australian 470 class yachter 1996 Olympics
1972 Adrian Rollins, cricketer, Derbyshire batsman, bro of Robert of Essex
1972 Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end for the Indianapolis Colts
1971 Heidi Mark, Columbus, Ohio, playmate, Jul, 1995
1971 Alex Chiu, American Businessman
1970 Alonzo Mourning, NBA center, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets
1970 Cameron Cuffy, cricketer, St. Vincent and WI fast bowler 1994-
1969 Herb Hohenberger, hockey defenseman, Team Austria 1998
1969 Mary McCormack, actress, Murder One, Private Parts
1968 Joy Fawcett, Inglewood California, soccer defender 1996 Olympics
1968 Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1968 Gary Coleman, Zion, Illinois, actor, Arnold-Diff'rent Strokes
1967 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing, Washington Caps
1966 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center for the Toronto Maple Leafs
1965 Carmen Savy, Brisbane QLD, golfer, 1990 Brisbane and District
1965 Jim Thornton, NFL tight end for the Houston Oilers
1965 Lee Knight, CFL full back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1965 Mathilda May, Paris, France, actress, Lifeforce
1965 Rod Bernstine, NFL running back for the Denver Broncos
1965 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders
1964 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers
1963 Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer, elegant Indian batsman 1984-
1963 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers
1961 Vince Neil [Wharton], California, vocalist, Motley Crue-Girls Girls Girls
1961 Vince Neil, American Musician
1960 Dino Ciccarelli, Ontario, NHL right wing, Minn North Stars, Washington Caps
1960 Linda Fratianne, born in Los Angeles, California, figure skater 1980 Olympics silver
1959 Heinz Gunthardt, born in Switzerland, tennis star
1959 Irina Kalinina, U.S.S.R., springboard diver, 1980 Olympics gold
1959 Pamela Jean Bryant, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, playmate, April, 1978
1955 Ethan Phillips, actor, Neelix-Star Trek Voyager
1955 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler, WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary
1955 John Grisham, writer, Client, Firm, Pelican Brief
1954 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, Russell, New Orl, wrestler, WWF/AWA
1954 Michael Bergdahl, American Author
1953 Mary Steenburgen, Newport, Arkansas, actress, Parenthood, Time After Time
1952 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer, Dike
1952 Nancy Lord, Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate 1992
1950 England Dan, singer, England Dan and John Ford Coley
1950 Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuba, cosmonaut
1950 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist, Motels-Only the Lonely
1949 Brooke Adams, New York City, actress, Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers
1949 Julia Barr, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, actress, Brooke-All My Children
1949 Scott Allen, USA, skater 1964 Olympics bronze
1948 Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, vocalist, Seals and Crofts-You Still Move Me
1947 Sam Gannon, cricketer, Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests vs. India 1977-78
1946 "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, born in Los Angeles, California, rocker, Canned Heat-Hot Money
1946 Paul Wheatbread, rocker, Gary Puckett and Union Gap-Young Girl
1944 Jim Capaldi, rocker, Traffic
1943 Bob Oliver, baseball player
1943 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist, Grass Roots-Sooner or Later
1943 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
1942 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher, New York Yankees
1942 Robert Klein, Bronx, comedian/actor, Hooper, Deadly Rivals
1942 Terry Melcher, Rip Chords, Doris Day's son
1941 Tom Rush, born in New Hampshire, rock guitarist and vocalist, Circle Game, Urge For Going
1940 Averil Cameron, British historian
1940 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
1940 Ted Koppel, born in Lancashire, England, news anchor, ABC Nightline
1939 Barry Mann, vocalist, Who Put the Bump
1939 Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter, Leidsepleingroep
1938 Ray Sharpe, born in Fort Worth, Texas, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Lee Hazlewood produced debut album, second album featured Duane Eddy and Al Casey on guitars, recorded with King Curtis
1937 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter, Sesame Street
1937 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor, Boxer
1936 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman, New York Yankees
1936 Larry Verne, singer, Custer
1936 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer, batted in 2 Tests India vs. WI 1958-59
1935 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
1934 Galina Bystrova, U.S.S.R., pentathelete, 1957, 58
1934 Nick Nolte, born in Omaha, Nebraska, actor, Teachers, 48 hours, Rich Man Poor Man
1933 Elly Ameling, Rotterdam Holland, soprano, Ilya-Idomeneo
1933 Jack Larson, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Jimmy Olsen-Superman
1932 Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party, CDA
1932 John Towner Williams, Flushing, New York, composer and conductor, Boston Pops
1931 James Dean, born in Marion, Indiana, stage/film actor, Giant, Rebel Without a Cause
1930 Alejandro Rey, Buenos Aires, actor, Carlos-Flying Nun
1930 Arlan Stangeland, born in Fargo, North Dakota, Representative-R-Minnesota 1977 - 1977
1930 Catherine Hardy, Carollton, Georgia, 4x100m runner 1952 Olympics gold
1930 Manuel Castillo, composer
1928 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer
1927 John T. Myers, born in Covington, Indiana, Representative-R-Indiana 1967 - 1997
1927 Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor, Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu
1927 Zdenek Zouhar, composer
1926 Neal Cassady, American Writer
1925 Jack Lemmon, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Days of Wine and Roses, Missing
1925 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian, Olympic-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76
1925 Jack Lemon, American Actor
1924 Audrey Meadows, Wu Chang China, actress, Alice-Honeymooners
1924 Joe Black, baseball player
1923 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner
1922 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
1921 Hoot Evers, baseball player
1920 Buddy Blattner, baseball player
1920 Lana Turner, born in Wallace, Idaho, actress, Survivors, Falcon Crest
1919 Buddy Morrow, orchestra leader, Jimmie Rodgers Show
1918 John Intoxication, resistance fighter
1918 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
1915 Lambros Georges Guetary Worloou, singer
1914 Bert Haas, baseball player
1914 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist, Eternal Music
1913 Betty Field, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actress, Kings Row, Bus Stop
1913 John Grandy, Brits RAF-marshal
1912 Simon Jurovsky, composer
1911 Anne Aitken, nee Hopkins, Chicago, co-found, Diamond Sangha
1911 Elizabeth Bishop, U.S. poet, North and South, Pulitzer Prize, 1956
1911 Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
1908 Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer
1908 Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary
1908 Myron McCormick, Albany, actor, Hustler, Jolson Sings Again
1906 Artur Balsam, Polish/U.S. pianist, Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein
1906 Chester F Carlson, inventor, photocopy
1906 Henry Roth, born in Galicia, Austro-Hungary, writer, short story writer, novelist, Call It Sleep considered masterpiece of Jewish American literature
1905 Truman Bradley, Missouri, TV host, Science Fiction Theater
1904 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
1903 Abdulrahman, minister of Internal affairs/premier of Malaysia
1902 Lyle Talbot, Lysle Hollywood, Pittsburgh, actor, Glen or Glenda
1901 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Poland, women's world champion archer
1900 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer
1896 Orville Caldwell, California, actor, Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning
1895 King Vidor, director, War and Peace, Stella Dallas
1894 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher
1894 Lonnie Johnson, American Musician
1892 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister, Organization Todt
1891 Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
1890 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of U.S. colonialism
1888 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/music critic
1886 Charlie Ruggles, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show
1885 Edith Evans, born in London, England, actress, Tom Jones, David Copperfield
1883 Joseph A. Schumpeter, Austria/U.S. economist/minister of finance
1883 Joseph A. Schumpeter, American Economist
1882 George Siegmann, actor, Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist
1880 Franz Marc, German painter, Blaue Reiter
1878 Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist, Ich und Du
1876 Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter
1859 John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle, Baasje and Witkop
1852 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author, Tjoma Kartashov
1851 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist
1850 Kate Chopin, American Author
1828 Antonio Cagnoni, composer
1828 Antonio Canovas del Castillo, premier of Spain
1828 Jules Verne, born in France, pioneered sci-fi, From the Earth to the Moon
1826 John A. Logan, American Soldier
1824 Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1822 Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler, Les Buveurs de Cendres
1820 William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General Union Army
1819 John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist, Prerafaelite
1818 Austin Blair, Gov/MC, Union
1817 Richard Stoddert Ewell, Lieutenant General Confederate Army
1813 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist
1811 Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War, Confederacy
1810 Norbert Burgmuller, composer
1810 Eliphas Levi, French Author
1807 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
1795 Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist, Chinoline
1795 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
1789 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer
1764 Joseph Leopold von Eybler, Austrian composer
1741 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer
1712 L Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Veran, French general in America
1708 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer
1612 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist, Hudibras, baptized
1586 Jacob Praetorius, composer
1577 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman, Anatomy of Melancholy
1552 Theodore-Agrippa d'Aubigne, French/Swiss historian/poet, Tragiques
1291 Afonso IV, King of Portugal, 1325-57
412 St. Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople