15 February


1564

 Galileo Galilei
Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1642)

1748

 Jeremy Bentham
English philosopher (d. 1832)

1820

 Susan B. Anthony
American suffragist (d. 1906)

1874

 Sir Ernest Shackleton
Irish explorer (d. 1922)

1882

 John Barrymore
American actor (d. 1942)

1883

 Sax Rohmer
English author (d. 1959)

1899

 Gale Sondergaard
American actress (d. 1985)

1905

 Harold Arlen
American composer (d. 1986)

1907

 Cesar Romero
American actor (d. 1994)

1914

 Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010) was an American stage, film, and television actor who appeared in over two hundred television and film roles. For his role in the film version of Death of a Salesman (1951), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. McCarthy is probably best known for his starring role in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), a horror science fiction film. Born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)

1915

 Sam Kydd
Sam Kydd (15 February 1915 – 26 March 1982) was a British actor. His best-known roles were as the smuggler Orlando O’Connor in two major British television series of the 1960s, and as a recurring character in Coronation Street. Born in Belfast. (d. 1982)

1918

 Allan Arbus
Allan Franklin Arbus (February 15, 1918 – April 19, 2013) was an American actor notable for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the television series M*A*S*H. Born in New York City. (d. 2013)

1927

 Harvey Korman
American actor and comedian (d. 2008)

1928

 Norman Bridwell
Norman Ray Bridwell (February 15, 1928 – December 12, 2014) was an American author and cartoonist best known for the Clifford the Big Red Dog series of children’s books. Born in Kokomo, Indiana. (d. 2014)

1929

 Graham Hill
English race car driver (d. 1975)
 Gerald Harper
English actor. Best known for Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–67) and Hadleigh (1969–76).

1931

 Claire Bloom
British actress.

1932

 Troy Kennedy Martin
Scottish film and TV screenwriter (d. 2009)

1934

 Niklaus Wirth
Swiss computer scientist.

1935

 Roger Chaffee
American astronaut (d. 1967)

1941

 Brian Holland
American songwriter and producer.

1946

 Clare Short
British politician.

1947

 Marisa Berenson
Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson (born 15 February 1947) is an American actress and model. She appeared in Luchino Visconti’s 1971 film Death in Venice and the 1972 film Cabaret, for which she received two Golden Globe nominations and a BAFTA nomination. Born in New York City.

1948

 Art Spiegelman
American cartoonist.

1951

 Melissa Manchester
American singer (Harlettes).
 Jane Seymour
English actress.

1954

 Matt Groening
American cartoonist.

1955

 Janice Dickinson
American supermodel.
 Christopher McDonald
Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, Tappy Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, and Mel Allen in the HBO film 61*. Born in New York City.

1964

 Chris Farley
American actor and comedian (d. 1997)

1973

 Alex Borstein
American actress.
 Sarah Wynter
Sarah Wynter (born 15 February 1973) is an Australian actress, most widely known for her roles on American television – such as Kate Warner on the television drama 24 and as Beth on Windfall. Born in Newcastle, Australia.

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