12 February


1809

 Charles Darwin
English naturalist (d. 1882)
 Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States (1861-his death) (d. 1865)

1870

 Marie Lloyd
English music-hall performer (d. 1922)

1877

 Louis Renault
French industrialist, one of the founders of Renault and a pioneer of the automobile industry. (d. 1944)

1881

 Anna Pavlova
Russian ballerina (d. 1931)

1893

 Omar Bradley
American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States and the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (d. 1981)

1912

 R. F. Delderfield
English author (d. 1972)

1915

 Lorne Greene
Canadian actor (d. 1987)

1919

 Forrest Tucker
American actor (d. 1986)

1923

 Franco Zeffirelli
Italian film and opera director.

1926

 Joe Garagiola
American baseball player and announcer.

1933

  Costa-Gavras
Greek filmmaker.

1934

 Annette Crosbie
Scottish actress.

1936

 Joe Don Baker
Joe Don Baker (born February 12, 1936) is an American character actor known for iconic roles such as a Mafia hitman in Charley Varrick, James Bond villain Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights, CIA Agent Jack Wade in the James Bond films GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, and his BAFTA-nominated performance in Edge of Darkness. Born in Groesbeck, Texas.

1938

 Judy Blume
American author.

1940

 Ralph Bates
English actor (d. 1991)

1942

 Ehud Barak
Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel.

1945

 Maud Adams
Swedish actress.

1950

 Michael Ironside
Michael Ironside (born February 12, 1950) is a Canadian actor. He has also worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. One of Ironside’s first roles was as evil telepath Darryl Revok in Scanners (1981) He is also known for his roles in Top Gun (1986) , Extreme Prejudice (1987), and Total Recall (1990). Born Frederick Reginald Ironside in Toronto, Ontario.

1952

 Simon MacCorkindale
British actor (d. 2010)

1956

 Arsenio Hall
American actor and talk show host.

1958

 Michael Fenton Stevens
Michael Fenton Stevens (born 12 February 1958) is a English actor and comedian, a founder member of The Hee Bee Gee Bees and the voice behind the Spitting Image 1986 number 1 hit “The Chicken Song”. He also starred in KYTV, and its Radio 4 predecessor, Radio Active. Born in London.

1968

 Josh Brolin
American actor.
 Chynna Phillips
American singer (Wilson Phillips).

1978

 Gethin Jones
Welsh television presenter.

1979

 Jesse Spencer
Australian actor.

1980

 Christina Ricci
American actress.

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