February 29

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Birthdays


Ann Lee (Anne the Word or Mother Anne) 1736 - Founder of Shakerism in United States


Gioacchino Rossini 1792 - Opera composer ("The Barber of Seville")


John Philip Holland 1840 - Inventor of the first submarine accepted by the U.S. Navy


Herman Hollerith 1860 - Engineer, teacher, inventor of first electric tabulating machine (forerunner of the calculator)


Theodore 'Theo' Hardeen 1876


William Wellman 1896 - Screenwriter, director


Jimmy Dorsey 1904 - bandleader


Pepper (John Leonard Roosevelt) Martin 1904 - Baseball player


Dinah Shore 1916 - Singer, entertainer ("The Dinah Shore Show")


Arthur Franz 1920 - Actor


Michèle Morgan 1920 - Actress


Howard Nemerov 1920 - Poet


Al Rosen 1924 - Baseball player


Joss Ackland 1928 - Actor ("The Hunt for Red October")


Tempest Storm (Annie Blanche Banks) - Actress


Jack Lousma 1936 - Astronaut


Henri Richard 1936 - Hockey player known as "The Pocket Rocket", he played on 11 Stanley Cup champion teams


Alex Rocco 1936 - Actor ("The Godfather", "Herbie Goes Bananas")


Gretchen Christopher 1940 - Singer (Fleetwoods)


Joe Giglio 1940 - Singer (The Four Aces)


Dennis Farina 1944 - Actor ("Law & Order", "Striking Distance")


Steve Mingori 1944 - Baseball player


John Niland 1944 - Football player


Patricia McKillip 1948 - Science-fiction writer


Al Autry 1952 - Baseball player


Tim Powers 1952 - Science-fiction writer


Chucky Powers 1968 - Basketball players


Bryce Paup 1968 - Football player


Antonio Sabato, Jr. 1972 - Actor


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