February 28

Today's:

Birthdays


Mary Lyon 1797 - Educator, founder of Mount Holyoke Seminary (later Mt. Holyoke College)


Sir John Tenniel 1820 - Cartoonist, illustrator


Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet) 1824 - Acrobat, aerialist, first to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.


Ben Hecht 1894 - Novelist, scriptwriter, playwright


Linus Pauling 1901 - Nobel prize for chemistry in 1954, Nobel peace prize winner in 1962


Vincente Minnelli (Lester Anthony Minnelli) 1903 - Director, Liza Minelli's father


Earl Scheib 1907


Milton Caniff 1907 - Cartoonist


Billie Bird 1908


Zero (Samuel) Mostel (Samuel Joel Mostel) 1915 - Actor


Lee Castle 1915 - Musician, bandleader (Jimmy Dorsey's band)


Alf Kjellin 1920 - Actor, director


Charles Durning 1923 - Actor ("Spy Hard", "Dick Tracy", "The Hindenburg")


Chris Kraft 1924 - NASA flight director and voice of Mission Control for all Mercury and many Gemini missions


Svetlana Allilueva 1926 - Author, daughter of Russian leader Joseph Stalin


Stanley Baker 1927 - Actor ("The Guns of Navarone")


Frank Malzone 1930 - Baseball player


Gavin MacLeod 1931 - Actor ("Love Boat", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show")


Don Francks 1932 - Actor


Tommy Tune 1939 - Dancer, actor, choreographer


Mario Andretti 1940 - Auto racer, twin of Aldo Andretti


Aldo Andretti 1940 - Twin of Mario Andretti


Joe South 1940 - Songwriter, singer


Frank Bonner 1942 - Actor ("WKRP in Cincinnati")


Brian Jones (Lewis Hopkin-Jones) 1942 - Musician (The Rolling Stones)


Poul Popiel 1943


Donnie Iris 1943


Barbara Acklin 1944


Kelly Bishop 1944 - Actress ("Gilmore Girls")


Bubba Smith 1945 - Football player


Stephanie Beacham 1947 - Actress


Marty Perez 1947 - Baseball player


Mercedes Ruehl 1948 - Actress ("Last Action Hero", "Married to the Mob")


Bernadette Peters (Lazzara) 1948 - Actress ("The Jerk", "Pennies From Heaven"), singer


Tom Riker 1950 - Basketball player


Roland Harper 1953 - Football player


Adrian Dantley 1955 - Basketball player


John Turturro 1957 - Actor ("Girl 6", "The Color of Money", "Desperately Seeking Susan")


Cindy Wilson 1957 Musician (B-52's)


Phil Gould 1957 - Musician (Level 42)


Rae Dawn Chong 1961 - Actress


Robert Sean Leonard 1969 - Actor ("Manhattan Project", "House")


Pat Monahan 1969 - Musician (Train)


Maxine Bahns 1971 - Actress


Eric Lindros 1973 - Hockey player


FeFe Dobson 1985 - Singer


Bobb'e J. Thompson 1996


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