February 7, birthdays, Aquarius, History, news, current events, celebrities

  1. 1102 - Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
  2. 1478 - Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
  3. 1693 - Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
  4. 1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
  5. 1842 - Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  6. 1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
  7. 1870 - Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (d. 1937)
  8. 1877 - Godfrey Harold Hardy, English mathematician (d. 1947)
  9. 1883 - Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)
  10. 1885 - Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)
  11. 1885 - Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (d. 1953)
  12. 1889 - Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
  13. 1891 - Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
  14. 1895 - Anita Stewart, American film actress (d. 1961)
  15. 1898 - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  16. 1905 - Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1983)
  17. 1905 - Paul Nizan, French author (d. 1940)
  18. 1906 - Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  19. 1906 - Puyi, Emperor of China (d. 1967)
  20. 1907 - Yevgeniy Abalakov, famous Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  21. 1908 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
  22. 1914 - Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)
  23. 1915 - Eddie Bracken, American actor (d. 2002)
  24. 1918 - Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  25. 1920 - An Wang, Chinese-born computer pioneer (d. 1990)
  26. 1922 - Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
  27. 1926 - Konstantin Feoktistov, cosmonaut
  28. 1927 - Juliette Greco, French singer and actor
  29. 1927 - Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner
  30. 1932 - Gay Talese, American author
  31. 1932 - Al Worden, American astronaut
  32. 1933 - John Anderton, English footballer
  33. 1934 - Earl King, American musician (d. 2003)
  34. 1934 - Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta
  35. 1938 - S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  36. 1943 - Gareth Hunt, English actor
  37. 1945 - Gerald Davies, Welsh rugby player
  38. 1945 - Pete Postlethwaite, English actor
  39. 1949 - Joe English, American drummer
  40. 1949 - Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  41. 1951 - Benny Ayala, Baseball player
  42. 1953 - Dan Quisenberry, baseball player (d. 1998)
  43. 1954 - Dieter Bohlen German composer
  44. 1955 - Rolf Benirschke, American football player
  45. 1955 - Mario Coutinho Brazilian physician
  46. 1955 - Miguel Ferrer, American actor
  47. 1956 - Emo Philips, American comedian
  48. 1957 - Carney Lansford, American baseball player
  49. 1960 - James Spader, American actor
  50. 1962 - Garth Brooks, American singer
  51. 1962 - Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  52. 1962 - David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  53. 1965 - Jason Gedrick, American actor
  54. 1965 - Chris Rock, American comedian and actor
  55. 1968 - Peter Bondra, Ukrainian-born hockey player
  56. 1968 - Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
  57. 1972 - Alex Bassi, American Race Car Driver
  58. 1974- Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
  59. 1974 - J Dilla, also known as Jay-Dee, American hip-hop producer (d. 2006)
  60. 1975 - Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
  61. 1978 - Ashton Kutcher, American actor
  62. 1978 - Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian international footballer
  63. 1978 - Endy Chávez, Baseball player
  64. 1979 - Cerina Vincent, American actress
  65. 1979 - Jon Leicester, American baseball player
  66. 1983 - Christian Klien, Austrian formula driver
  67. 1985 - Tina Majorino, American actress
  68. 1985 - Clara Bryant, American actress
  69. 1988 - Ai Kago, Japanese singer (W (Double You), Morning Musume, and MiniMoni)
  70. 1989 - Louisa Lytton, English actress