21 February


1794

 Antonio López de Santa Anna
Mexican president (d. 1876)

1801

 John Henry Newman
English Catholic cardinal (d. 1890)

1836

 Léo Delibes
French composer (d. 1891)

1888

 Clemence Dane
British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)

1889

 Felix Aylmer
Sir Felix Edward Aylmer Jones, OBE (21 February 1889 – 2 September 1979) was an English stage actor who also appeared in the cinema and on television. He acted with Sir Laurence Olivier in Shakespearean films, appearing as Polonius in Hamlet (1948). He played the Archbishop of Canterbury in the film adaptation of Becket (1964). Born in Corsham, Wiltshire. (d. 1979)

1893

 Andrés Segovia
Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)

1903

 Anaïs Nin
French diarist (d. 1977)

1907

 W. H. Auden
English poet (d. 1973)

1910

 Douglas Bader
British pilot (d. 1982)
 Eddie Waring
British sports commentator (d. 1986)

1915

 Ann Sheridan
American actress (d. 1967)

1924

 Robert Mugabe
President of Zimbabwe 1987–present.

1925

 Sam Peckinpah
American director (d. 1984)

1927

 Hubert de Givenchy
French fashion designer.

1929

 James Beck
English actor (d. 1973)

1933

 Nina Simone
American singer (d. 2003)

1934

 Rue McClanahan
American actress (d. 2010)

1935

 Mark McManus
Scottish actor (d. 1994)

1940

 Peter McEnery
Peter McEnery (born 21 February 1940) is an English stage and film actor. His films include Entertaining Mr. Sloane. He played Edwin Clayhanger in the television dramatisation of the novels by Arnold Bennett. Born in Walsall.

1943

 David Geffen
American record producer.

1946

 Tyne Daly
American actress.
 Anthony Daniels
British actor.
 Alan Rickman
English actor.

1947

 Jenny Lee-Wright
Jenny Lee-Wright (born in London, England) is a British actress and dancer who later became a Foley artist. Born in london.

1953

 William Petersen
American actor.

1955

 Kelsey Grammer
American actor.

1958

 Mary Chapin Carpenter
American singer.

1962

 Vanessa Feltz
British television presenter.
 Chuck Palahniuk
American writer.

1964

 Jane Tomlinson
British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)

1976

 Michael McIntyre
English comedian.

1979

 Jennifer Love Hewitt
American actress.

1986

 Charlotte Church
Welsh singer.

1987

 Ellen Page
Ellen Philpotts-Page (born February 21, 1987), known professionally as Ellen Page, is a Canadian actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA for Juno. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 Ashley Greene
American model and actress.

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