February 5, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

February 14


February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year (321 in leap years).

February 14 is internationally known as Valentine’s Day, named after Saint Valentinus of Terni, in Italy, executed in 270.


Births
  • * 1404 – Leone Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (d. 1472)
  • * 1468 – Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
  • * 1483 – Babur, Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
  • * 1602 – Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
  • * 1680 – John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
  • * 1692 – Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
  • * 1701 – Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
  • * 1763 – Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
  • * 1788 – Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
  • * 1799 – Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter (d. 1842)
  • * 1800 – Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • * 1812 – Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
  • * 1819 – Joshua A. Norton, American eccentric (d. 1880)
  • * 1819 – Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
  • * 1824 – Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War Union general (d. 1886)
  • * 1828 – Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • * 1838 – Margaret E. Knight, American inventor, famous as female Thomas Edison, (d. 1914)
  • * 1846 – Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
  • * 1847 – Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette (d. 1919)
  • * 1847 – Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
  • * 1848 – Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
  • * 1856 – Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (d. 1931)
  • * 1859 – George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., engineer and inventor (d. 1896)
  • * 1860 – Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
  • * 1869 – Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
  • * 1871 – Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
  • * 1884 – Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor, film director (d. 1947)
  • * 1884 – Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • * 1884 – Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
  • * 1884 – Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
  • * 1885 – Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
  • * 1890 – Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • * 1892 – Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
  • * 1894 – Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
  • * 1895 – Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
  • * 1898 – Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
  • * 1902 – Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)
  • * 1903 – Stu Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
  • * 1904 – Charles Oatley, Professor of electrical engineering, (scanning electron microscope), (d. 1996)
  • * 1904 – Hertta Kuusinen, Finnish communist (d. 1974)
  • * 1912 – Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • * 1913 – Mel Allen, American sports reporter (d. 1996)
  • * 1913 – Woody Hayes, American college football coach (d. 1987)
  • * 1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader
  • * 1914 – Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • * 1916 – Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • * 1916 – Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (d. 1996)
  • * 1916 – Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
  • * 1917 – Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • * 1921 – Hugh Downs, American television host
  • * 1922 – Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
  • * 1927 – Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)
  • * 1929 – Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
  • * 1931 – Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
  • * 1931 – Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
  • * 1931 – Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
  • * 1932 – Alexander Kluge, German actor and film director
  • * 1933 – Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
  • * 1934 – Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • * 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress
  • * 1936 – Fanne Foxe, Argentine dancer and focus of a 1974 scandal involving Congressman Wilbur Mills.
  • * 1936 – Andrew Prine, American actor
  • * 1941 – Donna Shalala, American educator
  • * 1941 – Paul Tsongas, United States Senator from Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • * 1942 – Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
  • * 1942 – Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • * 1942 – Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
  • * 1943 – Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
  • * 1943 – Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
  • * 1944 – Carl Bernstein, American journalist
  • * 1944 – Alan Parker, British film director and writer
  • * 1944 – Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • * 1945 – Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
  • * 1946 – Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • * 1946 – Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)
  • * 1947 – Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
  • * 1947 – Judd Gregg, American politician, senior senator from New Hampshire
  • * 1948 – Pat O’Brien, American sportscaster and television host
  • * 1948 – Teller, American magician (Penn and Teller)
  • * 1950 – Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • * 1951 – Kevin Keegan, English footballer
  • * 1951 – JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • * 1952 – Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • * 1955 – Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • * 1955 – James Eckhouse, American actor
  • * 1955 – Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • * 1955 – Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
  • * 1957 – Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
  • * 1957 – Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
  • * 1958 – Enrique Mansilla, Argentine racing driver
  • * 1958 – Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • * 1959 – Renée Fleming, American soprano
  • * 1960 – Jim Kelly, American football player
  • * 1960 – Meg Tilly, Canadian actress
  • * 1961 – Phillip Hamilton, American author
  • * 1961 – Latifa, Tunisian singer
  • * 1962 – Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
  • * 1962 – Michael Higgs, English actor
  • * 1962 – Philippe Sella, French rugby player
  • * 1962 – Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
  • * 1963 – Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor
  • * 1963 – John Marzano, American baseball player
  • * 1964 – Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
  • * 1964 – Zach Galligan, American actor
  • * 1966 – Petr Svoboda, National Hockey League player
  • * 1967 – Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
  • * 1967 – Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
  • * 1968 – Jules Asner, American television personality
  • * 1968 – Scott McClellan, American politician
  • * 1969 – Adriana Behar, Brazilian beach volleyball player
  • * 1969 – Harry Colon, American football player
  • * 1970 – Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
  • * 1970 – Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor
  • * 1971 – Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
  • * 1971 – Gheorghe Muresan, Romanian basketball player
  • * 1971 – Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
  • * 1971 – Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
  • * 1972 – Drew Bledsoe, American football player
  • * 1972 – Big Daddy V, American professional wrestler
  • * 1972 – Hiroshi, Japanese comedian
  • * 1972 – Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress
  • * 1972 – Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
  • * 1973 – Tyus Edney, American basketball player
  • * 1973 – Steve McNair, American football player
  • * 1974 – Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
  • * 1974 – Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
  • * 1975 – Scott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
  • * 1975 – Yul Kwon, American Survivor contestant
  • * 1975 – Malik Zidi, French actor
  • * 1976 – Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves’ Eyes)
  • * 1977 – Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
  • * 1977 – Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • * 1977 – Darren Purse, English footballer
  • * 1977 – Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
  • * 1978 – Dean Gaffney, British actor
  • * 1978 – Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
  • * 1978 – Darius Songaila, basketball player
  • * 1978 – Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
  • * 1979 – Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
  • * 1980 – Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
  • * 1980 – Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
  • * 1980 – Josh Senter, American screenwriter
  • * 1982 – Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
  • * 1983 – Bacary Sagna, French footballer
  • * 1983 – Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
  • * 1984 – Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
  • * 1985 – Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress and model
  • * 1985 – Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
  • * 1985 – Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
  • * 1985 – Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
  • * 1985 – Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
  • * 1985 – Gonzalo Venegas, aka G1, of hip hop group Rebel Diaz
  • * 1985 – Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • * 1986 – Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
  • * 1986 – Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress
  • * 1986 – Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
  • * 1987 – Joseph Pichler, American actor
  • * 1987 – Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
  • * 1987 – David Wheater, English footballer
  • * 1988 – Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer
  • * 1988 – Asia Nitollano, American dancer, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner
  • * 1988 – Eliska Sursova, American actress
  • * 1988 – Quentin Mosimann, Swiss singer, winner of Star Academy France 7
  • * 1989 – Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • * 1992 – Freddie Highmore, English actor
  • * 1994 – Paul Butcher, American actor
Deaths
  • * 270 – St. Valentine marking Valentines Day
  • * 869 – Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827)
  • * 1317 – Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
  • * 1400 – King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)
  • * 1405 – Timur, Mongol conqueror (b. 1336)
  • * 1571 – Odet de Coligny, French cardinal and Protestant (b. 1517)
  • * 1676 – Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • * 1714 – Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
  • * 1737 – Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
  • * 1744 – John Hadley, inventor (b. 1682)
  • * 1779 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
  • * 1780 – William Blackstone, English jurist (b. 1723)
  • * 1808 – John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732)
  • * 1831 – Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero (b. 1782)
  • * 1831 – Henry Maudslay, English inventor (b. 1771)
  • * 1870 – St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
  • * 1881 – Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812)
  • * 1885 – Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)
  • * 1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (b. 1820)
  • * 1894 – Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
  • * 1922 – Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
  • * 1929 – Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
  • * 1942 – Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • * 1943 – Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • * 1943 – David Hilbert, German mathematician (b. 1862)
  • * 1948 – Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • * 1949 – Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
  • * 1950 – Karl Guthe Jansky, American Discoverer of cosmic radio waves (b. 1905)
  • * 1952 – Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • * 1958 – Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
  • * 1959 – Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
  • * 1967 – Sig Ruman, German-American actor (b. 1884)
  • * 1969 – Vito Genovese, American gangster (b. 1897)
  • * 1970 – Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer (b. 1880).
  • * 1974 – Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1903)
  • * 1975 – Julian Huxley, British biologist (b. 1887)
  • * 1975 – P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)
  • * 1978 – Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
  • * 1979 – Adolph Dubs, American diplomat (b. 1920)
  • * 1980 – Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • * 1983 – Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
  • * 1986 – Edmund Rubbra, English Composer (b. 1901)
  • * 1987 – Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)
  • * 1987 – Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)
  • * 1988 – Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)
  • * 1989 – James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
  • * 1990 – Tony Holiday, German singer
  • * 1994 – Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (executed) (b. 1936)
  • * 1995 – U Nu, Burmese politician (b. 1907)
  • * 1995 – Michael V. Gazzo, American actor (b. 1923)
  • * 1996 – Bob Paisley, English football manager (b. 1919)
  • * 1999 – John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • * 1999 – Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • * 2002 – Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
  • * 2003 – Dolly, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)
  • * 2003 – Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
  • * 2004 – Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • * 2005 – Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • * 2005 – Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
  • * 2006 – Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • * 2006 – Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • * 2006 – Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • * 2007 – Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
  • * 2007 – Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated film maker. (b. 1943)
from http://en.wikipedia.or

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