Famous Birthdays for 20th February 2023

1835 – Allessandro d’Ancona, Italian philologist, born in Pisa (d. 1914)
1901 – Henry Eyring, Mexican-American chemist (chemical reaction rates), born in Colonia Juárez, Mexico (d. 1981)
1917 – Frederick Page, English aircraft designer and executive (CEO British Aerospace Aircraft Group), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 2005)
1921 – Mervin Shiner, American honky-tonk country and hillbilly singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1942 – Claude Miller, French film director and screenwriter (Garde a Vue; Little Thief; Wild Child), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
1959 – Bill Gullickson, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1979-94 (Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers, and 2 other teams), born in Marshall, Minnesota
1966 – Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1968 – Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1969 – Vaginal Davis, American drag queen, author and performance artist, born in Los Angeles, California
1983 – Justin Verlander, American baseball player (Houston Astros), born in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

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Famous Birthdays for 10th February 2023

1819 – Richard Storrs Willis, American composer, mostly of hymns (“Carol”; “Fairest Lord Jesus”), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
1866 – Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer and historian, born in Alicante, Spain (d. 1951)
1884 – Billy Evans, American Baseball HOF umpire (American League 1906-27; at age 22, youngest umpire in MLB history), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1956)
1886 – Olin Howland, American actor (Gone With The Wind; Them!; Circus Boy), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
1906 – Walraven van Hall, Dutch banker who led resistance against Nazis, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1945)
1910 – Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1960)
1913 – Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 2016)
1953 – Carl Stone, American electronic composer, born in Los Angeles, California
1963 – Bennie Thompson, American football safety (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1981 – The Rev [James Owen Sullivan], American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California

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Famous Birthdays for 9th February 2023

1863 – Anthony Hope, British novelist and playwright (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in London (d. 1933)
1882 – James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
1913 – Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1961)
1925 – Billy Williamson, American steel guitar player (Bill Haley and His Saddlemen; Bill Haley and His Comets), born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
1927 – Joe Maneri, American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player (Boston Microtonal Society), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2009)
1928 – Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
1931 – Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
1933 – Maria Dybbro, Danish jazz saxophonist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
1943 – James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1969 – Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)

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