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1840John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, father of the modern submarine

1976Ja Rule, American rapper and actor

February 29th Birthdays
Date Event
1468
Paul III, last Renaissance Pope (1534-49) 
1692
Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine) 
1692
John Byrom, English poet (d. 1763) 
1696
Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer 
1724
Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822) 
1728
Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner) 
1736
Ann Lee, Manchester England, American founder of Shakers (d. 1784) 
1784
Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg) 
1792
Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville) 
1792
Karl Ernst von Baler, Russia, naturalist (discovered human ovum) 
1792
Gioachino Rossini, A Clockwork Orange 
1796
[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology 
1812
Hermann Hirschboch, German composer 
1812
Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880, also on 29 February) 
1820
Adolf Schimon, composer 
1828
Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela 
1840
John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, father of the modern submarine 
1852
Frank Gavan Duffy, Australian judge (d. 1936) 
1856
J. Edwin Brown, Discontent 
1856
Sedley Brown, How Spriggins Took Lodgers 
1860
Herman Hollerith, inventor (1st electric tabulating machine) 
1860
Edward Jobson, The Saphead 
1864
Alice Davenport, Caught in the Rain 
1864
Albert Patry, The Marquise of O 
1864
Josef Svatopluk Machar, Magdalena 
1868
Pauline de Palla, The Midnight Girl 
1876
John Harwood, The Tenth Man 
1880
Stephen Chalmers, Looking for Trouble 
1880
Josep Maria Folch i Torres, Les aventures d'en Massagran IV 
1884
Alfred Sendrey, composer 
1884
Chester Barnett, The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England 
1884
Eric Stanley, A Slight Case of Murder 
1888
Victor Rietti, To Live in Peace 
1888
Hulda Lauritzen, Den grimme Ælling 
1892
Augusta Savage (Fells), Green Cove Springs Florida, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate 
1896
Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer 
1896
Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79) 
1896
Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths) 
1896
William W Wellman, Brookline Mass, director (Star is Born) 
1896
Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer 
1896
William A. Wellman, A Star Is Born 
1896
Morarji Desai, Congress Session in Bombay 
1896
Archie Ricks, The Rip Snorter 
1904
Alan Richardson, composer 
1904
Jimmy Dorsey, Shenandoah Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show) 
1904
John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36) 
1904
Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen 
1904
Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986) 
1904
Jimmy Dorsey, Playing by Heart 
1904
Aleksey Zolotnitskiy, Svadba Krechinskogo 
1904
Drew Eberson, High, Wide and Hansom 
1904
Otto Roland, Maria Stuart 
1904
Melio Caluori, Tell It to the Marines 
1904
Emillo Calori, The Graduate 
1904
Melba Brownrigg, Monsieur Don't Care 
1908
Alf Gover, cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach) 
1908
Balthus, painter (Valerie) 
1908
Masahiro Makino, Rônin-gai 
1908
Renee Evans, 42nd Street 
1908
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 
1908
Balthus, Ettore Sottsass - Der Sinn der Dinge 
1908
Al St. Hilaire, Porgy and Bess 
1912
Mary McAdoo, Bigger Than Life 
1912
Al Cuesta, Soldier in the Rain 
1912
Gaetano Amata, Maracatumba... ma non è una rumba! 
1912
Peter Loos, Spiel der Herzen 
1916
Dinah Shore, Fun & Fancy Free 
1920
Arthur Franz, Perth Amboy NJ, actor (Invaders From Mars, Young Lions) 
1920
James Mitchell, Sacramento California, actor (Palmer-All My Children) 
1920
Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72) 
1920
Michèle Morgan, French actress 
1920
Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003) 
1920
James Mitchell, The Band Wagon 
1920
Arthur Franz, The Caine Mutiny 
1920
Michèle Morgan, The Fallen Idol 
1920
Alberto Ribeiro, Capas Negras 
1920
Kosti Klemelä, The Unknown Soldier 
1920
Hal Overton, Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers 
1920
Don Ornitz, Man's Favorite Sport? 
1920
Howard Nemerov, Tall Story 
1920
Yevgeni Kumankov, Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future 
1920
David Lloyd, From the House of the Dead 
1920
Ilya Nusinov, Rasputin 
1920
Ivan Petrov, Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh 
1924
David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ 
1924
Otto Hutter, physiologist 
1924
Al Rosen, American baseball player 
1924
Dan Priest, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 
1924
David Bretherton, Cabaret 
1924
Miodrag Lazarevic, Siberian Lady Macbeth 
1928
Alan Loveday, British(?) violinist 
1928
Joss Ackland, London England, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest) 
1928
McHenry Boatwright, signer 
1928
Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner 
1928
Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer 
1932
Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour) 
1932
Jaguar, Brazilian cartoonist 
1932
Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007) 
1932
Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985) 
1932
Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano 
1936
Alex Rocco, actor (Blue Knight, Stanley, Stunt Man) 
1936
Alwin Schockemohle, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1976) 
1936
Henri "Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens) 
1936
Jack R Lousma, Grand Rapids Mich, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3) 
1940
Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer 
1940
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople 
1940
Monte Kiffin, 2012 Hyundai Sun Bowl 
1940
Krzysztof Kwinta, Wielopole, Wielopole 
1940
Radoslav Doric, U Orfeumu kod Brane 
1944
David Briggs, record producer 
1944
Phyllis Frelich, Devil's Lake ND, actor (Love is Never Silent) 
1944
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator 
1944
Ene Ergma, Estonian politician 
1944
Dennis Farina, Chicago, IL, actor (Get Short, Law & Order), (d. 2013) 
1944
Dennis Farina, Snatch. 
1944
Phyllis Frelich, Love Is Never Silent 
1944
Sharon Hugueny, A Majority of One 
1944
Louis Lettieri, Gun Trouble Valley 
1944
Ted Le Plat, The Mangler 
1944
John Niland, Super Bowl VI 
1944
Steve Mingori, Game 1 
1944
Aleksandr Khochinsky, Svidetelstvo o bednosti 
1944
Owe Svensson, Fanny and Alexander 
1944
Rainer Hartleb, En pizza i Jordbro 
1944
Gene Ryals, Tempered Steele 
1944
Leon Kotowski, 48 godzin z zycia kobiety 
1944
Barnelli, Il pap'occhio 
1948
Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976) 
1948
Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run) 
1948
Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976) 
1948
Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist 
1948
Ken Foree, Dawn of the Dead 
1948
Gérard Darmon, Betty Blue 
1948
Kerry Walker, Moulin Rouge! 
1948
Willi Smith, School Daze 
1948
Martin Suter, Hors saison 
1948
Johnny Delgado, Summer Heat 
1948
Vladimir Tikhonov, Russkoye pole 
1948
Domingo Ambriz, The Jerk 
1948
Steve Cory, The Mechanic 
1948
Hidehiro Ito, Sword of Desperation 
1948
Tommy Honton, Manifesto 
1948
Manoel Maria, Pele Forever 
1948
Wendell Harlow, Once in a Blue Moon 
1948
Hermione Lee, Episode #1.2 
1948
Johann Adolf Sauruck, Bellaria - So lange wir leben! 
1948
Jirô Akagawa, Chizuko's Younger Sister 
1952
Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan) 
1952
Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92) 
1952
Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record) 
1952
Tim[othy] Powers, Buffalo, New York, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare) 
1952
Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality 
1952
John Roarke, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 
1952
Albert Welling, Cemetery Junction 
1952
Susan Sennett, Big Bad Mama 
1952
Kathryn Kelly Wiget, The Most Crucial Game 
1952
Pierre Blaise, Lacombe, Lucien 
1952
Marcia Dangerfield, SLC Punk! 
1952
Graham Theakston, The Politician's Wife 
1952
Tim Powers, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 
1952
Flávio R. Tambellini, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 
1952
Kazuo Oga, Howl's Moving Castle 
1952
Amy Gootenberg, Alphabet City 
1952
Osvaldo Payá, Looking for Fidel 
1952
José María Guzmán, Orquesta Club Virginia 
1952
Bence Galkó, Hungarian Rhapsody 
1956
Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care) 
1956
Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer 
1956
Bob Speller, Canadian politician 
1956
Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer (d. 2002) 
1956
J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist 
1956
Aileen Wuornos, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer 
1956
J. Randy Taraborrelli, Elizabeth Taylor gegen Richard Burton 
1956
Jonathan Coleman, The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003 
1956
Rajesh Shah, Koi... Mil Gaya 
1956
Daniella Gonella, Beholden 
1956
Gérard Loussine, Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday 
1956
Knut Agnred, Åke från Åstol 
1956
Drew Finnie, Priority of Life 
1956
William Marsh, When the Sun Went Down 
1956
Vladimir Torbica, Das Traumschiff 
1956
Alexander Sergeyev, Dance Macabre 
1956
Paul Easton, All Mine to Give 
1956
Mark Easton, All Mine to Give 
1960
Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician 
1960
Khaled, Algerian raï musician 
1960
Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker 
1960
Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker) 
1960
Anthony Robbins, Shallow Hal 
1960
Richard Ramirez, Salome Endless Love 
1960
Cheb Khaled, The Fifth Element 
1960
Zinaida Dedakin, Chernobyl Diaries 
1960
Stephen Curwick, Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach 
1960
Karen Chapman, Loving 
1960
Hirokazu Hiramatsu, Burn Up! 
1964
Henrik Sundstrom, Sweden, tennis star 
1964
James RB Ogilvy, son of English princess Alexandra 
1964
Jahred Shane, Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of Hed PE 
1964
Dallas Barnett, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 
1964
Lyndon Byers, Shallow Hal 
1964
Antonella Ponziani, Intervista 
1964
Mervyn Warren, Six Feet Under 
1964
Simon Evans, Erik the Viking 
1964
Vernon Ballesteros, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 
1964
Ellen Pieters, Kopspijkers 
1964
Victoria McKenzie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
1964
Andrea Mariotti, Sesso annunciato 
1964
Vladimir Komarov, 12 
1964
Gabrielle Lindemann, When Janet Met Jonny 
1964
Marek Richter, Dla ciebie i ognia 
1968
Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills) 
1968
Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers) 
1968
Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks) 
1968
Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist 
1968
Pete Fenson, American curler 
1968
Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress 
1968
Eugene Volokh, American law professor 
1968
Frank Woodley, Australian comedian 
1968
Suanne Braun, Hathor 
1968
Eamonn Roche, The Mask 
1968
Dana Schweiger, Das große Finale 
1968
Wendi Peters, In Love and War 
1968
Marine Cartier, Rendez-vous 2 
1968
Naoko Iijima, Messengers 
1968
Mitya Savelyev, Zhena ushla 
1968
Michel Galtier, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 
1968
Bryce Paup, 1990 NFL Draft 
1968
Keith Kozel, The Bone Yard 
1972
Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital) 
1972
Chris Devine, Allentown Pa, diver (Olympics-96) 
1972
Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996) 
1972
Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chic Bears) 
1972
Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) 
1972
Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002) 
1972
Pedro Sánchez, Los Goya 29 edición 
1972
Sylvie Lubamba, Aglien 
1972
Antonio Sabato Jr., General Hospital 
1972
Nejat Isler, Egg 
1972
Steve Hart, Green Street Hooligans 2 
1972
Anika Poitier, The Devil Cats 
1972
Dino De Laurentiis, Die Hard: With a Vengeance 
1972
Keith Lukowski, ALIVE: An Undead Survival Series Volume 2 
1972
Pedro Zamora, The Real World You Never Saw 
1972
Mata Gabin, Monsieur Ibrahim 
1972
Carlos Salcés, En el espejo del cielo 
1972
Peter Matthey, Angel River 
1972
Silvie Lumamba, Ivo il tardivo 
1972
Joan Malloch, Toy Story 2 
1976
Bryan Gillooly, Auburn NY, diver (Olympics-96) 
1976
Ja Rule, American rapper and actor 
1976
Emma Barton, English actress 
1976
Terrence Long, American baseball player 
1976
Shane Johnson, Saving Private Ryan 
1976
Ja Rule, The Fast and the Furious 
1976
Krzysztof Lukaszewicz, Viva Belarus! 
1976
John D'Aquino, Super Troopers 
1976
Matt Bunker, Laggies 
1976
Herbie Tribino, Rush Hour 2 
1976
Gary Greenberg, Saving Grace 
1976
Michaela Adkins, Anal All Stars 
1976
Markus Potter, An American in Hollywood 
1976
Katalin Kovács, Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad 
1976
Adam Carter, Tickly 
1976
Daniele Aliprandi, Guido che sfidò le Brigate Rosse 
1976
Stephen Heskett, Film School Confidential 
1976
Morgan Purdom, Godsend: The Evil Decimation 
1976
David Kendall Jr., Mountains on the Moon 
1980
Ruben Plaza, Spanish cyclist 
1980
Simon Gagné, Canadian ice hockey player 
1980
Taylor Twellman, American soccer player 
1980
Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer 
1980
Chris Conley, American musician 
1980
Peter Scanavino, Happythankyoumoreplease 
1980
Khris Burton, Maybe Another Time 
1980
Vanessa Jung, Episode #1.179 
1980
Christine Cowden, The Witch's Sabbath 
1980
Eric Benz, Meet Your Star 
1980
Phil Haney, The Kegger 
1980
Nicholas J. Michalak, Kill Shot: Lou 
1980
Simon Gagne, Gold Rush 2002 
1980
Candice Levy, Rambo 
1980
Jon Wedd, Unscarred: The Life of Nick Mondo 
1980
Rosario Palma, Viaje al sol 
1980
Remus Orza, Red Hot 
1980
Gauthier Bouret, Neubeginn in Burkina Faso 
1980
Ryan Harrison, 2014: Day 1 
1980
Aleksei Dadonov, The First Circle 
1980
Patrick Cote, UFC 50: The War of '04 
1984
Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey player 
1984
Darren Ambrose, English footballer 
1984
Cullen Jones, American swimmer 
1984
Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player 
1984
Rakhee Thakrar, Page Eight 
1984
Travis Huff, Bundy: An American Icon 
1984
Janvi Chheda, Balika Vadhu 
1984
David William James Elliott, The Dark Knight 
1984
Olga Boladz, Life, Above All 
1984
Marco Tassone, The Plagued 
1984
Tessa Walker, Episode #1.2 
1984
Sidney Adam Cumbie, How to Rob a House 
1984
TJ Christofore, Longshot 
1984
Joana Anes, Episode #1.221 
1984
Micheal Lehane, Tick Tock Lullaby 
1984
Bjarke Smitt Vestermark, The Snooks in the Limelight 
1984
Martina Vrbos, Survivor: Kostarika 
1984
Jonathan Grimault, Dead Bones 
1984
Darren Ambrose, Episode dated 22 October 2005 
1984
Cam Ward, 2006 NHL Awards 
1984
Federico Dialuce, Episode #1.1 
1984
Kevin Macnicol, Winter Solstice 
1984
Cullen Jones, David Giuntoli/Derek Luke/Lia Neal/Cullen Jones/Chris Rene 
1984
Zach Kane, Fast Five 
1984
Icskra Díaz, Sexto sentido 
1984
Austin Wagner, Occupation: Hollywood 
1988
Scott Golbourne, English footballer 
1988
Lena Gercke, Austria's Next Topmodel 
1988
Laurien Van den Broeck, The Memory of a Killer 
1988
Jake Lewis, The Red Suit 
1988
Alexa Wild, That's What Friend(ing)s Are For 
1988
Sunny Moodie, Wild Hearts 
1988
Giulio Vita, La Mia Mantia 
1988
Gabrielle Blomdahl, Primrose Lane 
1988
Hannah Mills, The Girl 
1992
James Cullen Bressack, Pernicious 
1992
Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Minor Details 
1992
Jessie Usher, When the Game Stands Tall 
1992
Joe Langham, Car Park 
1992
Catalina Caraus, Meeting Place 
1992
Justin Roney, The Boy in the Box 
1992
Sean Abbott, Episode dated 27 November 2014 
1996
Kahiry Bess, Camp 
1996
Valentin Alt, Le Piège 
1996
Emily Graham, Dawai 2 asmara 
2008
Gianna, Episode #1.11815 
2008
Jessie, Episode #1.11815 
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