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History Births on February 13

Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician


Øivind Elgenes
Øivind Elgenes, Norwegian vocalist, guitarist and composer; front figure of Dance With A Stranger


Thomas Robert Malthus
Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and scholar (d. 1834)


Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (d. 1989)


Susan Oliver
Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)


Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (d. 1859)


Georgios Papandreou
Georgios Papandreou, Greek lawyer, economist, and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)


Jeanne Demessieux
Jeanne Demessieux, French pianist and composer (d. 1968)


Valentin Naboth
Valentin Naboth, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1593)


Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician (d. 2006)


Khalid of Saudi Arabia
Khalid of Saudi Arabia (d. 1982)


Kevin Bloody Wilson
Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian comedian, singer-songwriter, and guitarist


Aung San
Aung San, Burmese general and politician, 5th Premier of British Crown Colony of Burma (d. 1947)


Mike Nickeas
Mike Nickeas, Canadian baseball player


Emanuel Ungaro
Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer


Dorothy Bliss
Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist (d. 1987)


Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Scott, English actress (d. 2005)


CEvin Key
cEvin Key, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboard player, and producer


Pierluigi Collina
Pierluigi Collina, Italian footballer and referee


Anders Behring Breivik
Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian murderer


Robert H. Jackson
Robert H. Jackson, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 57th United States Attorney General (d. 1954)


Paul Deschanel
Paul Deschanel, Belgian-French politician, 11th President of France (d. 1922)


Rachel Reeves
Rachel Reeves, English economist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (d. 1949)


Vera Baird
Vera Baird, English lawyer and politician


Janet Finch
Janet Finch, English sociologist and academic


Ivan Krylov
Ivan Krylov, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1844)


Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine
Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine (d. 1582)


Marc Crawford
Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Elia Levita
Elia Levita, Renaissance Hebrew grammarian (d. 1549)


Richard Blumenthal
Richard Blumenthal, American sergeant and politician, 23rd Attorney General of Connecticut


Mary of Burgundy
Mary of Burgundy, Sovereign Duchess regnant of Burgundy, married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)


Johann Reinhard I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Johann Reinhard I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1625)


Pope Alexander VII
Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)


Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu, American actress


Artur Yusupov (chess player)
Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player and author


Mena Suvari
Mena Suvari, American actress and fashion designer


Lyle Bettger
Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)


Eljero Elia
Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer


Heinrich Caro
Heinrich Caro, Sephardic Jewish Polish-German chemist and academic (d. 1910)


Jörg Bergmeister
Jörg Bergmeister, German race car driver


Gary Patterson
Gary Patterson, American football player and coach


Stanimir Stoilov
Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach


Hugo Becker
Hugo Becker, German cellist and composer (d. 1941)


Dimitrie Gusti
Dimitrie Gusti, Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1955)


Tennessee Ernie Ford
Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (d. 1991)


Gordon Tullock
Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (d. 2014)


Bram Peper
Bram Peper, Dutch sociologist and politician, Mayor of Rotterdam


Jeff Waters
Jeff Waters, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer


Étienne François Geoffroy
Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (d. 1731)


John Healey (politician)
John Healey, English journalist and politician


Randy Moss
Randy Moss, American football player and coach


Jean Muir (actress)
Jean Muir, American actress and educator (d. 1996)


Katie Hopkins
Katie Hopkins, English media personality and columnist


Bess Truman
Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. 1982)


Fonzworth Bentley
Fonzworth Bentley, American rapper and actor


Stephen Hadley
Stephen Hadley, American soldier and diplomat, 21st United States National Security Advisor


Even Helte Hermansen
Even Helte Hermansen, Norwegian guitarist and composer


Bo Svenson
Bo Svenson, Swedish-American actor, director, and producer


Luisão, Brazilian footballer


Vianney (singer)
Vianney, French singer


Jean-François Lisée
Jean-François Lisée, Canadian journalist and politician


Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)


Bogdan Tanjevi?
Bogdan Tanjevi?, Montenegrin-Bosnian professional basketball coach


Donald E. Williams
Donald E. Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2016)


John Reid (British Army officer)
John Reid, Scottish general (d. 1807)


George Segal
George Segal, American actor


Mike Krzyzewski
Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach


Baby Doll (wrestler)
Baby Doll, American wrestler and manager


Philippe Jaroussky
Philippe Jaroussky, French tenor


Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Indian-Pakistani poet and journalist (d. 1984)


Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader (d. 1908)


Rufus Wilmot Griswold
Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, editor, poet and critic (d. 1857)


Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor


Feodor Chaliapin
Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (d. 1938)


Ben Collins (racing driver)
Ben Collins, English race car driver


Ylva Johansson
Ylva Johansson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Employment


George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney
George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, English admiral and politician (d. 1792)


John Hunter (surgeon)
John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and anatomist (d. 1793)


Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer, English-American television host, actor, and politician, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati


Anna Watkins
Anna Watkins, English rower


Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins, American baseball player


Pernilla August
Pernilla August, Swedish actress


François Achille Bazaine
François Achille Bazaine, French general (d. 1888)


Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing, American actress


Hal Chase
Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (d. 1947)


Israel Kirzner
Israel Kirzner, English-American economist, author, and academic


Leopold Godowsky
Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1938)


Peter Kern (actor)
Peter Kern, Austrian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)


Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams, English singer-songwriter


Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough, American actor and producer


Peter O'Neill
Peter O'Neill, Papua New Guinean accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea


Rafael Márquez
Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer


Harold Lasswell
Harold Lasswell, American political scientist and theorist (d. 1978)


Omar Torrijos
Omar Torrijos, Panamanian commander and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 1981)


Yevgeny Vakhtangov
Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian actor and director (d. 1922)


Fay Ajzenberg-Selove
Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, American nuclear physicist (d. 2012)


Todd Williams
Todd Williams, American baseball player


Paul Biya
Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, 2nd President of Cameroon


Denise Austin
Denise Austin, American fitness trainer and author


Agostinho da Silva
Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher and author (d. 1994)


Luke Moore
Luke Moore, English footballer


Hartmann Schedel
Hartmann Schedel, German physician (d. 1514)


Eliaquim Mangala
Eliaquim Mangala, French footballer


Marian Dawkins
Marian Dawkins, English biologist and academic


Michele Greene
Michele Greene, American actress


William Shockley
William Shockley, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)


Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels, American theologian and academic


Peter Hook
Peter Hook, English singer, songwriter, bass player, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer (Joy Division; New Order)


Grant Wood
Grant Wood, American painter and academic (d. 1942)


Kim Novak
Kim Novak, American actress


Niklas Bäckström
Niklas Bäckström, Finnish ice hockey player


Simon Schama
Simon Schama, English historian and author


Peter Tork
Peter Tork, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (d. 2019)


Eleanor Farjeon
Eleanor Farjeon, Jewish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1965)


Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)


Michael Turner (American football)
Michael Turner, American football player


Junior Roqica
Junior Roqica, Australian-Fijian rugby league player


Harold Mahony
Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (d. 1905)


Mats Sundin
Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player


Carlos Cotto
Carlos Cotto, Puerto Rican-American wrestler and boxer


Alfred Carlton Gilbert
Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (d. 1961)


Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato, American soprano and actress


John Aaron Rawlins
John Aaron Rawlins, American general and politician, 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)


Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley, American model and actress (d. 2019)


Eddy Pettybourne
Eddy Pettybourne, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player


Gaston Gingras
Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey player


Marc Emery
Marc Emery, Canadian publisher and activist


Chuck Yeager
Chuck Yeager, American general and pilot; first test pilot to break the sound barrier


William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1637)


Stephen Bowen (astronaut)
Stephen Bowen, American engineer, captain, and astronaut


Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter and musician


Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay, Dutch footballer


Girolamo Aleandro
Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (d. 1542)


Sigmar Polke
Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (d. 2010)


Lord Randolph Churchill
Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1895)


Ernst Fuchs (artist)
Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2015)


Géza Csáth
Géza Csáth, Hungarian playwright and critic (d. 1919)


Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer
Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch swimmer
Shannon Nevin, Australian rugby league player
Charlie Garner, American football player
Sonia Evans, English singer-songwriter
Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer-songwriter and pianist
Freedom Williams, American rapper and singer
Derek Riggs, English painter and illustrator
Joe Birkett, American lawyer, judge, and politician
Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
Akio Sato, Japanese wrestler and manager
Ed Gagliardi, American bass player (d. 2014)
Colin Matthews, English composer and educator
William Sleator, American author and composer (d. 2011)
King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
Angelo Mosca, American-Canadian football player and wrestler
Ali El-Maak, Sudanese author and academic (d. 1992)
Gerald Regan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Nova Scotia
Michael Anthony Bilandic, American soldier, judge, and politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)
Francis Pym, Baron Pym, Welsh soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2008)
Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
Eileen Farrell, American soprano and educator (d. 2002)
Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
Eddie Robinson, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
Harald Riipalu, Russian-Estonian commander (d. 1961)
Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (d. 2004)
Georgy Beriev, Georgian-Russian engineer, founded the Beriev Aircraft Company (d. 1979)
Paul Lazarsfeld, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (d. 1976)
Barbara von Annenkoff, Russian-born German film and stage actress (d. 1979)
Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (d. 1979)
Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (d. 1985)
Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and director (d. 1974)
Fritz Buelow, German-American baseball player and umpire (d. 1933)
Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (d. 1835)