5 February


1788

 Robert Peel
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)

1840

 John Boyd Dunlop
Scottish inventor (d. 1921)
 Hiram Stevens Maxim
American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)

1848

 Belle Starr
American outlaw (d. 1889)

1878

 André Citroën
French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)

1900

 Adlai Stevenson
American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)

1906

 John Carradine
American actor (d. 1988)

1911

 Jussi Björling
Swedish tenor (d. 1960)

1914

 William S. Burroughs
American author (d. 1997)

1919

 Red Buttons
American actor (d. 2006)

1920

 Frank Muir
British comedian (d. 1998)

1934

 Hank Aaron
Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed “Hammer”, or “Hammerin’ Hank”, is a retired American professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder from 1954 through 1976. Aaron spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) before playing for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (AL) for the final two years of his career. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on their “100 Greatest Baseball Players” list. Born in Mobile, Alabama.

1935

 Alex Harvey
Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)

1937

 Stuart Damon
American actor.

1940

 H.R. Giger
Swiss artist.

1942

 Susan Hill
Susan Hill CBE (born 5 February 1942) is an English author of fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels include The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror and I’m the King of the Castle for which she received the Somerset Maugham Award in 1971.

1943

 Michael Mann
American film director.

1946

 Charlotte Rampling
British actress.

1948

 Sven-Göran Eriksson
Swedish football manager.
 Christopher Guest
American film actor and director.
 Barbara Hershey
American actress.
 Tom Wilkinson
Thomas Geoffrey “Tom” Wilkinson, OBE (born 5 February 1948) is an English actor. He has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for his roles in In the Bedroom and Michael Clayton. In 2009, he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Film for playing Benjamin Franklin in John Adams. Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

1951

 Russell Grant
British astrologer.

1962

 Jennifer Jason Leigh
American actress.

1964

 Laura Linney
American actress.

1966

 José María Olazábal
Spanish golfer.

1969

 Bobby Brown
American singer (New Edition).
 Michael Sheen
Welsh actor.

1977

 Ben Ainslie
British sailor.

1984

 Carlos Tévez
Argentine footballer.

1985

 Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese footballer.
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